CLERMONT – The Lake County Solid Waste Division, in conjunction with the Clermont Police Department and Covanta Energy, Inc., will hold Prescription Drugs Take-Back and Household Hazardous Waste Collection events on Thursday, June 21 from 9 a.m. to noon at Hancock Park, located at 3331 Hancock Road in Clermont.
Citizens will be able to safely and easily dispose of unwanted prescription medications, which will help prevent improper use by others. All of the collected medications will be disposed of in an environmentally sensitive manner, as well.
Lake County’s Household Hazardous Waste Mobile Unit will also be present to collect unwanted household hazardous waste. Residents can dispose of waste products such as lawn and gardening materials, photo and swimming pool chemicals, paint and related products, cleaning solutions, motor oil and used gas, batteries, fluorescent lamps, light bulbs and small propane tanks.
Materials such as infectious waste, solvents, chemical laboratory waste and radioactive waste are not permitted.
Lake County has teamed up with Covanta Energy, Inc. in an effort to effectively reduce the amount of mercury that is introduced into the environment. Mercury awareness and collection programs are vital tools that inform and educate the public about mercury-bearing items and ways they should be properly discarded. Covanta Energy, Inc. will also give away $5 Walmart gift cards to residents who turn-in items containing mercury.
For more information about the Prescription Drugs Take-Back or the Household Hazardous Waste Collection events, call the Lake County Public Works Department at 352-343-3776.